Inspire and Restore Retreat
At the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, VT
Sunday January 27th - Wednesday January 30th, 2019.
Open to all! You need not be a Forever Yoga member to join us!
Join Forever Yoga for this opportunity to rest, renew and inspire after the busy holiday season. We'll join together at the luxurious Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, VT, just two hours from Milford for this unique yoga retreat. You'll have the opportunity to inspire your practice with two daily yoga sessions. The morning practice will be both flowing and playful, with time to workshop specific aspects of the asana practice the group may wish to focus on. The evening practice will be more restorative, allowing you to deeply rest and relax after your day's activities and prepare you for a good night's sleep in our beautiful accommodations. In between, you'll have the opportunity to bring new inspiration to your life by taking advantage of the scenic views and outdoor activities in Mother Nature's full splendor, the full array of spa services or just relaxing by the fire in the lodge. The daily schedule will allow you to relax or play as much as you'd like, with yoga classes starting and ending your day to ground your experience.
About the Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Set high atop a Central Vermont Mountain, on 350 private acres of woods & meadow, with sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains and a pristine 740 acre lake – the Mountain Top is one of Vermont’s most unique and spectacular destinations. There are phenomenal views of the mountains, lake, and meadow from the dining room or tavern in the main lodge and the outdoor terrace. The dining room offers sumptuous cuisine in a traditional mountain lodge atmosphere and menus include full service bar and extensive wine list as well as locally crafted Vermont Brew.
Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and even horse drawn sleigh rides! With over 50 years of continuous operation, the Nordic Center is the oldest commercial cross country ski touring center in the United States! With all of that history, varied terrain and sweeping views, you are sure to have the experience of a life-time. Equipment can be brought with you or rented in the activities center.
The Mountain Top Inn
also offers a health and beauty sanctuary in their Aveda™ Spa & Salon. Their specialty service spa & salon offers a feast for the senses with signature treatments using Aveda™ products. Services include a wide variety of massages, scrubs & wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and professional hair and make-up. Use of our Sauna & Hot Tub are included in your overnight stay.
Meet Your Instructors
Jessica M. Lang Wright
ERYT200 is the owner and principle instructor at Forever Yoga in Milford, NH. Jessica received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in 2010 from Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ where she studied with Sheryl & Neil Edsall. She also completed certifications in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (2011), Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini (2013) and in March 2014 she completed a weekend Yin Yoga teacher training intensive with Josh Summers. Since graduating from her 200 hour program, Jessica has continued to deepen her studies with various workshops with people such as Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Manorama, Marc St. Pierre, Karen Kenney, Josh Summers, Ma Bhaskarananda, Jason Crandell and others. In the years since Jessica graduated from her teacher training, she has had the opportunity to work with people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities including High School students, the elderly, those with severe health issues and everything in between. Jessica’s classes incorporate careful attention to safety and alignment with the addition of chanting in Sanskrit with the harmonium and a good deal of humor. Read more about Jessica's yoga journey and what people are saying about her classes.
NH Lic Massage Therapist, NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and 200HR RYT – Heather began her career in the holistic health field in 1999 when she received her NH massage therapy license after completing her training as a certified Kriya Massage Therapist at DoveStar Institute in Hooksett, NH. In addition to massage and bodywork, her training at the time included meditation and mindfulness techniques. While she dabbled with her own personal practice since the late 90’s, her passion for yoga was sparked in 2010 when she ‘rediscovered’ yoga to manage her own anxiety and stress. Her personal experience with yoga and meditation, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the body-mind connection prompted her to deepen her practice by completing her yoga teacher training certification in 2014. Through out her years of private massage practice she has augmented her initial training with hundreds of hours of continuing education classes, ranging from Orthopedic Massage, Thai Massage, and Somatic therapies to advanced training in Anatomy and Physiology.
Heather’s teaching interests include restorative, yin, and gentle, flowing yoga classes often include somatic movement therapies. She lives in Manchester and when she is not busy with her private practice she can be found keeping her hands busy gardening, knitting and making pottery.
Retreat will include morning and evening yoga sessions open to all levels of experience. The morning session with Jessica will be more of a vinyasa based class with the opportunity to workshop postures and dive into the details of the asana practice. The evening sessions with Heather will be more restorative and focus on rest, renewal, gentle stretching and relaxation with the option of Thai Massage after the activities of the day. The remainder of your time may be spent enjoying the many winter activities available to you at the Inn, including endless snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding and tubing, horse drawn sleigh rides as well as a heated outdoor hot tub, saunas, and excursions to local attractions. Guests at the Mountain Top Resort enjoy access to two local ski slopes (located just 10 miles from the resort) or just spend the day at the Spa!
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
Arrive by 3pm
5pm - Opening All Levels Vinyasa Yoga session with Jessica. Relieving our bodies from travel, setting our intentions and creating sacred space for our time together.
6:30pm - Dinner and conversation with teachers and participants
10pm - Retire for the evening
Monday & Tuesday
7:30am - Breakfast (included in your retreat fee)
10-12pm - Vinyasa Yoga with Jessica
12pm-3:45pm - Time on your own for lunch (included in your retreat fee), outdoor activities, spa use or just relaxing
3:45-4:45pm - Optional Group Workshop (Group Mantra Circle, Establishing a Home Practice)
5-7pm - Restorative Yoga with Heather
7pm - Dinner
10pm - Retire for the evening
7:30am - Breakfast (included in your retreat fee)
9-11am Yoga with Jessica. Closing circle to help us carry our energy and intentions forward.
12pm - Departure
Rooming and Pricing
Pricing includes 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts & 2 lunches (alcoholic beverages excluded), 6 - two hour yoga classes, all applicable taxes and full use of all the resort amenities.
Early Bird Pricing - Before December 15th (rates DO NOT include gratuities or alcohol)
Single - $875.00
Double - $650.00 per person (Please email us with your roommate requests, if any, after your registration is complete.)
Regular Pricing - After December 15th (rates DO NOT include gratuities or alcohol)
Single - $975.00
Double - $750.00 per person (Please email us with your roommate requests, if any, after your registration is complete.)
Please be sure of your commitment to these dates and times when you register.
In the event that Forever Yoga needs to cancel the retreat, all payments will be fully refunded to registrants.
If Registrant cancels by December 1st, 2018, you will be entitled to a 50% refund. If Registrant cancels by December 31st, 2018, you will be entitled to a 25% refund PROVIDED your space can be filled by another participant. Cancellations after January 1st, 2019 result in no refund. Cancellations must be confirmed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive any refund.